An Oppenheim Lecture with Professor Andrew Hoffman held February 19, 2009.
According to scientists, climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our day. But for business, it represents something altogether different; it represents a market shift. In this talk, Professor Hoffman will discuss the market implications of climate change for business; why companies should be paying to the issue and what they can do about it; not as a call to corporate social responsibility, but as a concern of strategic importance to the future of the firm.
Andrew Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan; with joint appointments at the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment. He is also Associate Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. Andy has published 7 books and over 70 articles/book chapters on sustainability and business. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT, awarded jointly by the Sloan School of Management and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
February 19, 2009